“We made it all the way to Hobart, over that mighty Southern Indian.
Without our Hydrovane that would not have been possible.”
From: Werner Toonk
Sent: April 11, 2018
To: Sarah Curry
Subject: Re: And …
How are you? Thx for the ratio knob. It fitted perfectly…
We made it all the way to Hobart, over that mighty Southern Indian. Without our Hydrovane that would not have been possible.
There is however one thing that requires attention. There is ‘slack’in the rudder. The pin that goes through the rudder, fits perfectly in the metal bar that goes into the rudder. The two holes on the side of the rudder though have worn over the years. So when steering left / right / left etc. there is always some loose moment. Not that strange since the rudder is made of ‘plastic’ where was the rest is stainless steel.
Please tell me your thoughts and possibilities. The alternative is of course to buy a new rudder, that however will also be the expensive thing I reckon.
Hope to hear.
[Editors Note: Not a common problem to have wear in the Rudder Pin hole… But an easy fix: take the rudder to a machine shop and have them use a drill press to bore new rudder pin holes. Holes must be ABOVE the existing ones and parallel existing hole. Must be exactly 90 degrees to the Shaft hole]Contact